The Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has announced the untimely passing of its Director of Finance and Accounts (DFA), Mr. Aniefiok Umoh, which sad event occurred on Sunday, the 8th of August, 2021, after a brief illness.
The agency described the demise of Umoh as deeply shocking painful, but with total submission to the will of the Almighty God.
NAMA in a statement said late Umoh, a native of Akwa Ibom State, attended Accra Polytechnic, and Methodist University College, both in Ghana, where he obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting respectively.
He started his banking career in 1977, with the then Barclays Bank of Nigeria (now Union Bank) and later transferred his services to MedAfrica Shipping Line, Lagos in 1985 as an accountant.
The late Umoh held a number of leadership positions at corporate levels in some blue chip organisations. For instance, he was an executive director, Astraeus Airline, Ghana for over nine years and Finance Director, Air Chartered Services, also in Ghana.
Umoh was appointed Director, Finance and Accounts (DFA), of NAMA in 2017. Prior to this time, he was General Manager, Accounts, at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
Upon assumption of office in NAMA, Umoh brought his rich experience in finance to bear as he ensured that the agency’s accounting practices met statutory requirements and were in tandem with professional standards.
His stint at the agency was responsible for the implementation of financial strategies including accuracy, transparency and timeliness of financial disclosures, critical to management business plan development.
“NAMA hereby uses this opportunity to appreciate everyone for your prayers, support and words of encouragement all through this trying period.
“While we mourn his painful exit, it is worthy of note that Umoh lived a good life and we take solace in the fact that he has gone to be with his creator.
“He is survived by his wife and children,” the statement read in part.